Biography - Randall Goosby

Sphinx Soloist Program > Randall Goosby, violin

Sphinx Virtuosi
Sphinx Competition
2010 Junior Division First Place Laureate

Violinist Randall Mitsuo Goosby (19), of African-American and Korean heritage, has appeared as guest soloist with numerous orchestras throughout the United States since winning First Prize at the Annual Sphinx Concerto Competition in 2010 at age 13. The win immediately led to an invitation by Tony- Nominated actor Delroy Lindo, to perform at the 18th Annual MOVIEGUIDE® Faith &Values Awards Gala in Beverly Hills, California. That same year, Randall was invited to appear as part of the New York Philharmonic’s prestigious Young People’s Concert series at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. He was invited to play again with the New York Philharmonic in 2011 and in 2012 he made his solo debut at Carnegie Hall where he “exerted a mastery level of control and lavished an exquisite tone playing Ysaye’s unaccompanied Sonata No. 3, a performance that won him a deserved standing ovation for its sheer virtuosity” (NY Times Music Review).

Randall began violin studies at age 7 and made his solo orchestral debut with the Jacksonville Symphony at age 9.  He attended the Schlern International Music Festival (Schlern, Italy) later that year and, thereafter, attended the Bowdoin International Music Festival (Brunswick, ME), the Conservatory Music in the Mountains (Durango, CO) and the Perlman Music Program (Shelter Island, NY). In 2011, Randall received a full scholarship to attend the Juilliard Pre-College program in New York. He currently studies with Itzhak Perlman, and Catherine Cho at The Juilliard School where he is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Violin Performance and proud recipient of a prestigious Kovner Fellowship.

After winning First Prize at the Sphinx Concerto Competition in 2010, Randall was invited to perform with several major orchestras across the U.S. including the New York Philharmonic (2010, ‘11),   Cleveland Orchestra (2011), Memphis Symphony (2011, ’12), Grand Rapids Symphony (2011,’13), New World Symphony (2012), Buffalo Philharmonic (2012), Nashville Symphony (2013), Modesto Symphony (2014) and Arkansas Symphony (2015) among others. He has also made two solo appearances at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium (2010, ’12) as part of the Sphinx Organization’s Young Artist Development Program.

Randall received Grand Prize honors at the Memphis Youth Symphony Concerto Competition (2008), Germantown Symphony Young Artist Concerto Competition (2009), The Young Artists Concerto Competition at the Conservatory Music in the Mountains (2009) and, in 2010 at the age of 13, became the youngest First Prize Winner of the Annual Sphinx Concerto Competition.



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